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Hotel Happy Hour

Hotel Happy Hour

By Adria Bagdonavicius
Hotel Happy Hour is a bi-weekly tonic for the hardest working professionals in the hospitality industry, hosted by Adria Levtchenko, Co-Founder and CEO of PurpleCloud Technologies. Join us as we interview some of the most experienced, innovative, and insightful hospitality executives through an informal chat-style session.
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Hotel Happy Hour: Episode 6, Mark Ricketts

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Hotel Happy Hour: Episode 11, Dr. Soyung Park and Dr. Ye Zhang
Welcome  to Hotel Happy Hour, a bi-weekly tonic for the hardest working  professionals in the hospitality industry, hosted by Adria Levtchenko, Co-Founder and CEO of PurpleCloud Technologies.  Join us as we interview some of the most experienced, innovative, and  insightful hospitality executives through an informal chat-style  session. Episode 11: Dr. Soyung Park and Dr. Ye Zhang, two researchers at Florida Atlantic University, stopped by Hotel Happy Hour to discuss the results of the university's recent survey on labor and employment in hospitality following COVID-19. The researchers had a lot to say about where labor is evolving in hotels, how operators can shift to meet the needs of today's workers, and what hotels can do to attract and retain workers going forward.
29:31
September 28, 2021
Hotel Happy Hour: Episode 10, Bjorn Hanson
Welcome  to Hotel Happy Hour, a bi-weekly tonic for the hardest working  professionals in the hospitality industry, hosted by Adria Levtchenko, Co-Founder and CEO of PurpleCloud Technologies.  Join us as we interview some of the most experienced, innovative, and  insightful hospitality executives through an informal chat-style  session. Episode 10: Bjorn Hanson, Adjunct Professor at the New York University Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management, joined us to discuss the the trajectory of the hotel industry's recovery, the metrics hoteliers should be paying closest attention to in the coming months, and the exciting opportunities just around the corner.
24:25
April 22, 2021
Hotel Happy Hour: Episode 9, Peggy Berg
Welcome  to Hotel Happy Hour, a bi-weekly tonic for the hardest working  professionals in the hospitality industry, hosted by Adria Levtchenko,  Co-Founder and CEO of PurpleCloud Technologies.  Join us as we interview some of the most experienced, innovative, and  insightful hospitality executives through an informal chat-style  session. Episode 9: Peggy Berg, Founder & President of the Castell Project, stopped by to talk about growing diversity and women leadership within hospitality, recognizing your worth as an employee, and how hoteliers can improve their messaging to attract new talent.
24:37
February 25, 2021
Hotel Happy Hour: Episode 8, Larry and Adam Mogelonsky
Welcome  to Hotel Happy Hour, a bi-weekly tonic for the hardest working  professionals in the hospitality industry, hosted by Adria Levtchenko,  Co-Founder and CEO of PurpleCloud Technologies.  Join us as we interview some of the most experienced, innovative, and  insightful hospitality executives through an informal chat-style  session. Episode 8: We caught up with Larry Mogelonsky, Principal and Managing Partner at Hotel Mogel, alongside his son, operations manager, and business partner Adam Mogelonsky, to talk about the challenges taking place behind the front desk, the ways hotels are re-thinking F&B for 2021, and much more.
55:36
December 17, 2020
Hotel Happy Hour: Episode 7, Kate Hughes
Welcome  to Hotel Happy Hour, a bi-weekly tonic for the hardest working  professionals in the hospitality industry, hosted by Adria Levtchenko,  Co-Founder and CEO of PurpleCloud Technologies.  Join us as we interview some of the most experienced, innovative, and  insightful hospitality executives through an informal chat-style  session. Episode 7: Kate Hughes, Editor at Lodging Magazine, stopped by the podcast to share her perspective on the ways the industry has changed over the past year, the trends that will remain, and what she misses most about travel.
20:21
December 3, 2020
Hotel Happy Hour: Episode 6, Mark Ricketts
Welcome  to Hotel Happy Hour, a bi-weekly tonic for the hardest working  professionals in the hospitality industry, hosted by Adria Levtchenko,  Co-Founder and CEO of PurpleCloud Technologies.  Join us as we interview some of the most experienced, innovative, and  insightful hospitality executives through an informal chat-style  session. Episode 6: We met with Mark Ricketts, President and COO of McNeill Hospitality, to discuss the ways hoteliers are adapting at the property level, strategies for this holiday season, and finding success in unexpected ways.
43:36
November 12, 2020
Hotel Happy Hour: Episode 5, Michele Sarkisian
Welcome  to Hotel Happy Hour, a bi-weekly tonic for the hardest working  professionals in the hospitality industry, hosted by Adria Levtchenko,  Co-Founder and CEO of PurpleCloud Technologies.  Join us as we interview some of the most experienced, innovative, and  insightful hospitality executives through an informal chat-style  session. Episode 5: We sat down with Michele Sarkisian, Partner at Avenger Capital and Board Member at Healthy Dining, to debate the future of group travel in hospitality, the mentality operators are working with at the property level, how to stand out during periods of reduced occupancy, and more.
41:12
October 29, 2020
Hotel Happy Hour: Episode 4, Kirk Kinsell
Welcome  to Hotel Happy Hour, a bi-weekly tonic for the hardest working  professionals in the hospitality industry, hosted by Adria Levtchenko,  Co-Founder and CEO of PurpleCloud Technologies.  Join us as we interview some of the most experienced, innovative, and  insightful hospitality executives through an informal chat-style  session. Episode 4: We met with Kirk Kinsell, Principal for private investment and advisory group Panther Ridge Partners and former executive at Loews Hotels and InterContinental Hotels Group, to discuss ways to celebrate hotel workers, the current investment landscape, and the creative ways the industry is adapting to the issues of the day.
28:60
October 15, 2020
Hotel Happy Hour: Episode 3, Greg Miller
Welcome to Hotel Happy Hour, a bi-weekly tonic for the hardest working professionals in the hospitality industry, hosted by Adria Levtchenko, Co-Founder and CEO of PurpleCloud Technologies. Join us as we interview some of the most experienced, innovative, and insightful hospitality executives through an informal chat-style session. Episode 3: We sat down with Greg Miller, former SVP of Marriott Finance, to discuss the state of hotel investment, innovation taking place within the travel space, and ways to spot signs of positivity for the future.
25:60
October 1, 2020
Hotel Happy Hour: Episode 2
Welcome to Hotel Happy Hour, a bi-weekly tonic for the hardest working professionals in the hospitality industry, hosted by Adria Levtchenko, Co-Founder and CEO of PurpleCloud Technologies. Join us as we interview some of the most experienced, innovative, and insightful hospitality executives through an informal chat-style session. Episode 2: We sat down with Kerry Ranson, Chief Development Officer at HP Hotels, to discuss the daily challenges facing hoteliers, preparing for the unexpected, and how hotel development is changing course.
41:08
September 17, 2020
Hotel Happy Hour: Episode 1
Welcome to Hotel Happy Hour, a bi-weekly tonic for the hardest working professionals in the hospitality industry, hosted by Adria Levtchenko, Co-Founder and CEO of PurpleCloud Technologies. Join us as we interview some of the most experienced, innovative, and insightful hospitality executives through an informal chat-style session. Episode 1: We met with Carl Wilson, former EVP and CIO of Marriott International, as well as Tim Harvey, former CIO of Hilton, to talk about the changing tide of the economy and how hospitality is expected to transform beyond COVID-19.
51:12
September 17, 2020